We are in the midst of Spring here, warm and breezy, and filled with bright sun. Everything is coming to life and there are lots of events I want to share with you! Talk on Remedios, Medicine, and Healing at the Trinidad History Museum will take place on Saturday, May 4th at noon. I am … More Talks, Events, and Big News
Do you have the same love for herbs as I do? Do you imagine an apothecary within your home filled with jars of beautiful dried herbs that you grew yourself and vats of brewing medicines to heal anything and everything? Do you wish to know how to heal? Do you imagine your own apothecary on … More Become a Certified Herbalist with my Online Course
I shivered in the cold, forced air of the dim hospital room and pulled my shawl tighter around my shoulders. I listened to the ominous drone of the heart monitor. He finally fell asleep. I watched my child, now a man, lay there in the hospital bed with the flimsy covers upon his slight frame, … More The Innate Healer (and what to do when you cannot help)
I remember the excitement I felt as I turned the pages of herb book after herb book, taking to memory the properties of each flower, the appearance of each wild herb. Perusing the aisles of the local plant nursery, loading up my cart with herb starts; nettles, motherwort, lavender, rose bushes, lemon balm, valerian. The … More Becoming an Herbalist
I had a great, new experience yesterday. I was on the radio! I was interviewed about plant medicines and homesteading. If you want to hear the interview here is the link!
Sunday was bright and just the right amount of warm. We were like school girls tripping down the trail stopping every few minutes to look at new growth, smelling and tasting plants, and looking for snakes. Laughter and stories fell around the group as we made our way down the meandering and winding path. One … More A Spring Herb Walk with Sacred Owl School of Original Medicine
Congratulations Sacred Owl School of Original Medicine class of 2015! Thirteen more herbalists have entered the world to help people. What happens when a woman gets the nerve to learn something new outside of her already hectic roles of motherhood, job force, home maker, and/or business owner, and spends three months in class? You get a lot of … More Becoming an Herbalist
I wonder if life thus far has been preparing us for this. Doug and I love bed and breakfasts. We travel when we can and see as many as we can. We even considered opening our own. We lived through the coldest winter of our lives and came out stronger and loving the sun even … More The Forever Farmgirl (keeping the faith, new beginnings, and the ongoing homestead)